About the Website
The complexity of regulatory processes and the difficulty in compliance has been cited as an impediment to the economic development. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoC&I), Government of India (GoI) has taken up a series of measures to simplify and rationalize the regulatory processes (registration and inspection processes) and introduction of information technology as enabler to make governance more efficient and effective.
A 98-Point Action Plan for improving the regulatory framework for business as part of easing the doing business in the country was shared and finalized at National Workshop of ‘Make in India’ held on 29thDecember 2014. Subsequently, a report titled “Assessment of State Implementation of Business Reforms” was released in September 2015 capturing the findings after taking the stock of reforms implemented by States between the period 1stJanuary 2015 to 30th June 2015.
The assessment, first of its kind, promoted both competitive and cooperative federalism among the States and Union Territories (UTs). The first wave of regulatory improvement measures further created a need to sustain the momentum of the regulatory reform.
With this background, a 340-Point Business Reform Action Plan for States and Union Territories (UTs) was circulated by DIPP to all State/UT Governments in late October 2015 for further implementation. DIPP has launched this online portal to track real-time rankings of states on the basis of number of reforms undertaken by them as identified overtime.
DIPP in partnership with the World Bank Group announced the results of the Assessment of Implementation of Business Reforms 2015-16 by States on 31.10.2016.
The online portal aims to provide the following:
- Real time ranking and tracking of the States and UT’s based on the implementation of the recommendations
- Details of the good practices to learn and replicate from the experience
- Provide information on current policies and practices across the States and UT’s
DIPP in partnership with the World Bank Group released the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) 2017 for implementation by States/UTs on 13.04.2017. The action plan 2017 includes 405 recommendations for reforms on regulatory processes, policies, practices and procedures spread across 12 reform areas.
DIPP along with World Bank Group will carry out a comprehensive business-to-government (B2G) feedback exercise this year whereby feedback will be taken from businesses on the quality of implementation of the reforms claimed by the States and UTs. The feedback scores will be used to generate a ranking of States/UTs in terms of reform implementation.